In most endeavors, concentration is quite helpful. But that may not be the case when it comes to investing. In fact, if your portfolio contains too high a concentration of a single investment, you could run into trouble. Fortunately, it’s not hard to recognize the signs of “overconcentration” — and once you do, you can take steps to correct it.

Niagara Community Foundation has posted the 2014 Annual Report. Another great year of working with amazing donors and volunteers who are supporting our work with charities across Niagara.


Wouldn’t spring cleaning be so much more gratifying if – somewhere under dusty barbecue parts and outgrown hockey skates – you found an envelope with, say, $5,000 in cash? Wouldn’t that make spring cleaning worthwhile?  Well, you may not uncover a financial windfall when you’re cleaning the garage this spring, but if you are continuously carrying a large amount of high interest debt, a little time and attention to the task of spring cleaning that financial clutter can be very rewarding.

Lion Fred Arbour makes a presentation to guest speaker, Jerry Winnicki at the Fonthill Lions' annual Agriculture Night held on April 21st.
On May 2nd the Fonthill Lions hosted a 70th anniversary celebration.    Guest speaker for the evening was Lion Terry Graham from Newcastle Lions Club.



So exciting to find Jim Summersides in Wageningen, Netherlands today. He was one of eight Canadian Vets to have a private meeting with Prime Minister Harper before the parade.

Even the weather was dramatic, fit for the celebration. Just before the parade the sky went black and it poured! Then as the parade began,the skies cleared and the sun came out. Beautiful!

It is interesting to hear the various voices on matters of taxation. There are some who see taxes as evil, something to reduce or eliminate as less government is better government. There are others at the end of the spectrum who see taxes as apportioning our fair share for better communities and better lives. No matter where you sit on the spectrum about taxes, everyone wants to see value for money and the elimination of waste and duplication.

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The winning mom will win:  30 minute massage; 5 hours of fitness classes; Zumba bracelets; icy towel.....So tag some mom's!
Winner will be announced on Saturday May 9th!

When I first started out in translation, I had a lot to learn. One of the most difficult things for me was the concept of “project collaboration”. I honestly thought that if I was organized enough, I wouldn’t have to work with other translators to get my projects done. I was wrong. Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time. 

Mother's Day is fast approaching!  Give her the gift of Health with a MASSAGE THERAPY GIFT CERTIFICATE at our clinic.  Visit our website to pick the perfect treatment for her.  Choose from treatments like hot stone massage, reflexology or a relaxation massage to a full body rosehip oil wrap.  Or just purchase a gift  $ amount of your choice and let her decide.

Offer your mom the gift of Beauty and Style for Mother’s day. We have gift certificates as well as gift baskets.  Salon Allegra provides a wide range of services including cuts, style, up do’s, colour, custom colour highlights, perms, wigs and bridal. We also do sugaring, waxing , eyelash and eyebrow tints. 

The course preparation has begun, and more than 150 people have already signed up to participate in the upcoming Pelham Mudfest Challenge, set for Sat., May 23.  Demanding enough to make you grit your teeth, but with sufficient fun to leave you wanting more, the Pelham Mudfest Challenge is a six-kilometre obstacle course through the rolling hills of Bissell’s Hideaway Resort, off Metler Road in Ridgeville.

The Pelham Summerfest Committee is proud to announce Daniel & Partners LLP as a 2015 SILVER SPONSOR! Thanks to the help of our generous Sponsors we are able to deliver 4 DAYS of FREE FAMILY FUN during the 3rd Weekend in JULY in Downtown Fonthill.

With over 20,000 people expected to attend Pelham Summerfest 2015, the event is offering numerous sponsorship opportunities for businesses to gain brand exposure at our award winning, high density, local event. As a sponsor, you will be recognized as a community leader and benefit by being included in event marketing and promotional campaigns.

Thank you Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. for your continued support of our annual Hometown Chill on the Hill!

Pelham Summerfest 2015 opens in Downtown Fonthill on Thursday July 16th with 4 days of free family fun continuing through to Sunday July 20th. The success of our Town's signature festival relies heavily on community involvement, including contributions from local and area businesses.

Well, lookey here, I found a meager but delicious future supper. #fresh #niagara #LetsGo! As you can see, we have a whole truck load of deliciousness to get in the ground. I better get busy.

Why not take "Date Night" to the golf course?  A little golf....a little romance can make for a GREAT night! Enjoy 9 holes of golf for two (2) players (including cart) followed by "Dinner for Two" from Chef Jason's amazing Prix Fixe Menu.

Continuing its support of live music in Canada, TD Bank Group has partnered with the 2015 Niagara Jazz Festival as its title sponsor, announced today, on International Jazz Day, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Now in its second year, the “TD Niagara Jazz Festival” will be held July 23-26, 2015 in and around the Niagara region.

Sue, Aaron and Kyle Boggio presented a sponsorship cheque in support of the Pelham Art Festival to Festival Chair, Heidi TeBrake at the Festival's Media Day held on April 21st.  Thank you to Boggio & Parton Fonthill Pharmacy and Log Cabin Gift Shoppe for your support of fine art and culture in our local community.


Over the past 29 years the Pelham Art Festival has proudly donated over $375,000 to the benefit of our Pelham Libraries and Community Arts projects . On Wednesday, April 21st Heidi TeBrake, Chair of the Pelham Art Festival presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Pelham Library. This annual donation from the Pelham Art Festival will be used to enhance programs and materials.

Oliver and Rust Vintage Interiors is a home décor and lifestyle shop dedicated to helping everyone bring that something special into their homes. The store recently opened in Fonthill at the beginning of April. They are located at 137 Highway 20 E in the same building as the Fonthill Animal Hospital. The shop is the brainchild of husband and wife team Meg and Trevor.




Sonja Zanuttini has been impressing visitors to the Pelham Art Festival for over 12 years with her unique pottery designs. A resident of Fonthill, Sonja enjoys giving back to the community in whatever ways she can and currently sits on the Empty Bowls committee in support of Bethleham Place.



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